The second round of the League Cup (known as the Carabao Cup in 2017-18 for sponsorship reasons) kicks off on Tuesday with 13 Premier League clubs in action. [ MORE: League Cup scores live ] All 13 have been drawn against lower-league opposition and
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has hailed the impact of new signing Nemanja Matic, claiming his team-mate allows him to play his more natural game. The Serbia international has slotted seamlessly into Jose Mourinho's side since his reported £40million move from Premier League champions Chelsea. Matic and Pogba have started both of United's league games this term and the central midfield pair have delivered strong performances, with Pogba having scored in each of the 4-0 wins over West Ham and Swansea City.
BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona is suing Neymar for the €8.5 million euro ($10 million) bonus it paid the Brazil striker for signing a contract he later broke to join Paris Saint-Germain on a world-record transfer. Barcelona said on Tuesday that it wants Neymar to pay back the bonus for a contract in Oct. 2016 that tied him to the club through 2021. It also wants an additional 10 percent interest. Neymar was able to leave Barcelona earlier this month after PSG paid 222 million euros ($262 million) to trigger a release clause included in his contract. Barcelona said in a statement that it “has taken these actions in defense of its interests after the unilateral breaking of the contract carried out